Police beat Kurdish youngsters because they wear traditional outfit
Prosecutors in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin started investigation over police officers who beat two Kurdish youngsters in the Nusaybin district because they were wearing local outfits, Mezopotamya News Agency reported.
B.K (16) and Huseyin Gokalp (18) were coming from a “henna night,” a traditional ceremony held before a couple’s wedding where the visitors also join wearing traditional clothes, when they were stopped brutally by police officers patrolling in an armored vehicle.
The incident was captured in a video by a security camera installed in an office nearby which clearly shows violence instantly exerted on the youngsters by the police.
Nisêbîn’de yılbaşı gecesi yöresel kıyafet giyen biri çocuk 2 gencin özel hareket polisleri tarafından darp edildiğine dair anlar güvenlik kamerasına yansıdı. Gençler, polisler hakkında şikayetçi olduhttps://t.co/BtdapErCNo pic.twitter.com/qMK9EHvYNO— Mezopotamya Ajansı (@MAturkce) January 5, 2023
The footage shows three officers from a police special operations team getting out of the vehicle with long-barreled weapons and starting harassment immediately.
Then they hit the youngsters' heads on the armored vehicle, punch and kick them. Meanwhile, another police officer also joins the beating. The policemen later release the young people after an identity check.